Cure your January blues with our final Safe Bets 2018 playlist

It’s our last round of January Blues Busters – the Wednesday playlist that’s been pulling you out of that New Year slump thanks to Safe Bets 2018. But as tonight’s the final free gig at London’s Sebright Arms, The Ninth Wave, Show Boy and Krush Puppies have picked top tunes to ensure that you won’t be down:

 

THE NINTH WAVE

METRONOMY – ‘MONTH OF SUNDAYS’

COCTEAU TWINS – ‘BLIND DUMB DEAF’:

DONNA SUMMERS – ‘I FEEL LOVE’: 

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – ‘QUIET’: 

“We don’t have a cure for the January blues.” 

 

SHOW BOY

DIRTY PROJECTORS – ‘COOL YOUR HEART’:
“Favourite track of 2017. This will stand the test of time as a great song, and the production’s good too.”

SOPHIE – ‘PONYBOY’:
“This one’s a dance floor filler and no mistake! Could it be the best pony-related song since Ginuwine..?”

BLAZIN SQUAD – ‘FLIP REVERSE’:
“A historic moment in music. If not the best band the UK has ever produced, then surely the one with the most members.”

THE BUG – ‘SKENG’:
“Possibly the track of the century – utterly terrifying.”

PRINCE – ‘I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER’:
“When you got four Princes playing all the instruments and a choir of Princes doing the backing vocals then ya got a hit. What else?”

 

KRUSH PUPPIES

ELECTRIC BLISS – ‘ON AND OFF’:
“Electric Bliss is the project of Turkish born London-dweller Bora Dayanikli. The album features him alone and was made entirely in his bedroom. It has completely blown me away. LETS PUT THIS TURK ON THE MAP!” – Sam

(THE RAINCOATS COVER) TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – ‘NO-ONE’S LITTLE GIRL’:
“Two of the best. The Raincoats embody everything good in this world. To me this song means independence, cutting ties with your childhood, of being infantilized, or being the girlfriend, the daughter. Forging an unchartered path as a woman.” – Alexa

ABBA – ‘SITTING IN THE PALM TREE’:
Last January I put this on every morning to encourage myself out of bed and also to inspire a good day despite the rotten weather. It worked, I’d recommend it.” – Becca

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL’:
On a bleak day I like to walk around with this song in my head, particularly when the guitar riff glides in around the one minute mark.” – Jenny

NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD – ‘SOME VELVET MORNING’:
This track makes me wanna sing along to both parts wherever I am. I love it at the end of the night, but also to put me in a good mood. It’s just great.” – Jess

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